Right of the Weakest Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
March 1, 2008
The film, in the end, as solidly good as it is, rings a bit hollow, feels a little pointlessly bleak. The last sparks of the steel furnace where Robert and Jean-Pierre used to work have faded, and all that's left is for life to grind itself down.
Martin Hoyle
Financial Times
September 29, 2007
The downbeat mood convinces. What might have been tedious becomes an involving and nail-biting thriller.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
September 28, 2007
Dour and schematic drama about disenfranchised factory workers.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 28, 2007
Underwhelming heist film in which a likable group of unemployed Belgian steel workers plot an armed robbery over their daily card game.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tom Dawson
Film4
September 28, 2007
This solidly acted film struggles to balance its portrait of life amongst the have-nots in contemporary Liege with the melodramatic aspects of a crime thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
September 28, 2007
Belvaux's sympathies for his marginalised subjects are beyond doubt; the film's at its best when observing how the characters' lives are constrained by their environments (adroitly captured by the widescreen lensing).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
September 28, 2007
Don't come here looking for laughs: the conclusion is sobering stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Nesselson
Variety
May 25, 2006
Consistently engaging account of decent folks scraping by in a former steel town builds suspense with a keen eye and a sharp ear for the pride of workers who no longer have work.
Top Critic
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 25, 2006
A misguided blasphemy of "Bicycle Thief," downloaded through film-noir affectations, this Competition Entrant is morally specious and narratively nonsensical.
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
January 1, 1800
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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